Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With Deepest Sympathy

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Welcome to my second post today! Both have been pre-scheduled as I'm actually in Toronto with my middle guy who is writing a placement test for one of his fall courses. We decided to head up the night before in order to avoid the morning rush-hour traffic going through the city.


This week, Jan is our hostess at Little Red Wagon. Her theme is "In Sympathy". I have such a difficult time with sympathy cards (as I know many do) as a simple card never seems enough (and isn't!) to ease somebody's heartache. However, a card IS love in an envelope and a gesture of shared sorrow.

For my card, I used Simon Says Stamp's Wild Beauty stamp set. I masked a portion of the card with a washi-tape die cut and stamped around that before ink blending. After inking, I stamped my sentiment (retired from My Craft Spot) before adding some water and paint splatters. I also added a bit more ink to the flowers for further definition. I finished everything off with a few sequins.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations and to link up your own "In Sympathy" project too.
 

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13 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

This is lovely and would be much appreciated, I'm sure, at the difficult time on someone's life.
Faith
x

Donna said...

Your card is so pretty Kate. I really like the colors you used.

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW Kate! Your card is Beautiful...

Theresa

JanR said...

So lovely...both your card and what you said about cards! I love the colours too.

JanR said...

So lovely...both your card and what you said about cards! I love the colours too.

Mandy Reedyk said...

Pretty card Kate. Love the stitched layers. 😊

jessica said...

Such a gorgeous card Kate!!! Love this!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful summer!!!
Hugs!

Migdalia said...

Such a lovely card!! Love the prety background..
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Kate!! Pretty colors and awesome design! Have a safe trip and good luck to your son on his placement test!
Sherrie K

Heather said...

This is just such a pretty card and gorgeous colours. Ummmm.....Toronto isn't that far from me ya know??? :)

Viv said...

Love your pretty card Kate,enjoy your trip away and good luck to your son too ;) Viv xx

Sandy Mork said...

What a lovely card, pretty color selection too.

Brenda said...

Kate, this is so nice. I love the ombre color and the pretty flowers, perfect to send with comforting words.